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Lobo basketball: Weir said he wants to bring back full-court press

Lee Faria
Updated: June 10, 2020 10:43 PM
Created: June 10, 2020 10:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — At New Mexico State, Paul Weir made a name for himself by playing fast, shooting a lot of 3’s and pushing players from the time they got off the bus.

Weir’s first year with the Lobos, he went to the Mountain West championship game playing in that style.


In years two and three, Weir departed from that style, but now he said he wants to get back into the fast tempo.

“I think now we're kind've where we've got guys who are really built for the system, and it's not only gonna allow them to succeed, but our team to succeed as well,” Weir said.

Part of playing fast is using full-court press and that can come in various forms. Man-to-man worked well with Weir’s first team.

“We went into years one and years two, I mean full throttle and in year two was when we kind've pulled it off as the season kind of unfolded. I think this year, we’ll be going into something very similar as we did in years one and years two and then tinkering with it based on our personnel and see how it goes,” Weir said.

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